Metropolis: the best modern rescore
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I was inspired to do this overdub of Fritz Lang's timeless movie Metropolis (1927) when I put on Clark's The Last Panthers album to it one night whilst enjoying DMT and Absinthe. The album lined up with each scene change of the movie and this kept happening.. over and over and over. I wasn't sure whether, in that psychedelic state, my mind hadn't created this phenomenon via an unconscious patternicity. So, the next day with a clear head I discovered that when I started the album in the same place I had the night before, to my utter astonishment, it indeed lines up with bewildering emotional, esthetic and synchronized perfection for nearly 75% of the album (from 0:27:36-1:09:21). This synchronicity inspired me so much that I decided to put music to the rest of the film. Although there is a copy written rescore by The New Pollutants on YouTube, I've never found their rescore matches the movie in it's depth of darkness, feeling and meaning. I essentially kept the original synchronistic portion of the movie as it was and dubbed music to the rest of the film. I strove to keep each song in its original completeness but I did have to fine tune a little in order to sustain consistency and fill some spaces. This film, like my favorite musical artists, contains a timeless essence in which the artistry transcends cultural and time-specific relations. From a ruling elite controlling the masses by turning the innate striving for freedom against them via false flags to machinations using an appeal to the five sense reality, inherently self evident is the way Metropolis foreshadows some overarching aspects our modern world. Both in its depiction of the human condition in the context of the exponential advancement of technology and particularly through the use of occult symbology, Lang‘s film depicts and acknowledges the still largely hidden dimension of the very foundation of the current world government, institutional and corporate system. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed dubbing it!!
Clark-The Last Panthers
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Few were more prophetically accurate about the future than mystic and initiate Rudolf Steiner. Over 70 years before the internet, smartphones or modern artificial intelligence existed Rudolf Steiner stated the following..
“The welding together of human beings with machines will be a great and important problem for the rest of the earth-evolution.” -1917; The Wrong and Right Use of Esoteric Knowledge, lecture 3
“Man will chain a second being to him ... feel the urge to think materialistic thoughts, to think, not through his own being, but through the second being who is his companion” -1912; GA158
“Our science [Spiritual Science i.e. Anthroposophy] must lead the way, must prepare for what has to happen with the bodily essence in the future.”
"It will be quite possible for the men of earth, if they so wish, to develop a more and more automatic form of intellect — but that can also happen amid conditions of barbarism. ..And from the earth there will spring forth a terrible brood of beings, a brood of automata of an order of existence lying between the mineral and the plant kingdoms, and possessed of an overwhelming power of intellect. This swarm will seize upon the earth, will spread over the earth like a network of ghastly, spider-like creatures, of an order lower than that of plant-existence, but possessed of overpowering wisdom. These spidery creatures will be all interlocked with one another, and in their outward movements they will imitate the thoughts that men have spun out of the shadowy intellect that has not allowed itself to be quickened by the new form of Imaginative Knowledge by Spiritual Science. All the thoughts that lack substance and reality will then be endowed with being. The earth will be surrounded — as it is now with air and as it sometimes is with swarms of locusts — with a brood of terrible spider-like creatures, half-mineral, half-plant, interweaving with masterly intelligence, it is true, but with intensely evil intent. And in so far as man has not allowed his shadowy intellectual concepts to be quickened to life, his existence will be united not with the Beings who have been trying to descend since the last third of the nineteenth century, but with this ghastly brood of half-mineral, half-plantlike creatures. He will have to live together with these spider-like creatures and to continue his cosmic existence within the order of evolution into which this brood will then enter. This is a destiny that is very emphatically part of human evolution upon the earth, and it is quite well known today by many of those who try to hold humanity back from the knowledge of Spiritual Science. For there are men who are actually conscious allies of this process of the entanglement of earth-existence. We must no longer allow ourselves to be shocked by descriptions of this kind. Such facts are the background of what is often said today by people who out of old traditions still have some consciousness of these things and who then see fit to surround them with a veil of mystery. But it is not right any longer for the process of the earthly evolution of humanity to be veiled in mystery. However great the resistance, these things must be said, for, as I constantly repeat, the acceptance or rejection of spiritual-scientific knowledge is a grave matter for all mankind.”-A Picture of the Earth's Future Development, Dornach May 13, 1921
“What you think today, that you will be tomorrow”-1904; The Temple Legend, lecture 13
“..[M]aterialistic thoughts will then bring forth a terrible race of automatic beings who stand in their nature between the plant and mineral kingdoms. They will be endowed with great power of intellect and understanding and will enclose the earth in a kind of net or spiders web. They will enclose what man imagines without Spiritual Science. (Machinery is really thought poured into mineral) All modern unreal thoughts will become endowed with being. As the earth to-day is enclosed in an atmosphere, these mineral plant — like spiders, terribly evil, weaving into each other, will cover the Earth like gnats in the air.“-Aspects of Human Evolution lecture 7, Berlin July 17, 1917
“The time will come – and it may not be far off – when quite different tendencies will come up at a congress like the one held in 1912 and people will say: It is pathological for people to even think in terms of spirit and soul. ‘Sound’ people will speak of nothing but the body. It will be considered a sign of illness for anyone to arrive at the idea of any such thing as a spirit or a soul. People who think like that will be considered to be sick and – you can be quite sure of it – a medicine will be found for this. The soul will be made non-existent with the aid of a drug. ..Taking a ‘sound point of view,’ people will invent a vaccine to influence the organism as early as possible, preferably as soon as it is born, so that this human body never even gets the idea that there is a soul and spirit.”-October 7, 1917
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Your version is awsome! I really enjoy the atmosphere the music is creating. Evidently Metropolis is so modern! With the big thinking about Heart hand and head it will never enter in "has been" category.
The music you chose, as you explain in your text ( thanks for taking time to share with us how the idea appears) reveals how times are changing but strong and deep lighting feelings stay the same.
ps: I found "The last Panters, coppenhague session on you tube but not the full album like you said... do you know where i can find it?
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